I made this thread a week or so ago, and it accomplished what I had hoped for... self-motivation.
I have been really looking at offline marketing lately, bought $39 worth of WSOs ($12 - Caleb Spilchen interviews Maria and a $27 - Maria - Offline Money Mindmap). Two great investments might I add. Maria is one of the most successful offline marketers on this forum, and I think I have a lot to learn from her.
... but she is one person with one opinion. I wanted to make this thread to get multiple opinions from a variety of people (and age groups).
I am 17 years old, keep this in mind.
I walk into your business and ask to see the manager (that being you). You come up to me, and I properly greet you and ask the following question:
Would you be interested in pursuing online marketing?
How would you react? This may be the exact question I would ask after talking for a bit, getting to know them a bit more... so how would you respond to a 17 year old 'kid' asking you such a question.
How would you react to the price I ask for? For a full-fledged SEO, website creation, blog creation, article submission, press releases, backlinks, you name it... I could charge $1,000+ of course. To the eyes of many 'Ma and Pap' businesses, the first thing that would come to their mind would be:
"I'm not going to pay a 'kid' to do this work. If I were to even consider doing online marketing, I'd surely pay a 'professional' *adult* to do it."
(adult being referred to by 'professional')
I thought about asking Caleb for insight, but as far as I know, he doesn't do too much offline (maybe I'm wrong!).
Thanks in advance for any responses.
P.S. - I know many of you might not think about the 'kid' topic that I'm pointing out, because you know some of us are capable (Caleb for example)... but put yourself in the shoes of a restaurant owner, a doctor, a dentist, a lawyer, a grocery store, a hardware store... the typical jobs! Forget about your abundance of IM knowledge for 1 minute and think like one of 'them'.